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The Revolt by Clara Dupont-Monod, Ruth Diver

The Revolt

Clara Dupont-Monod, Ruth Diver

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Imprint: Quercus Publishing
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication date: 14 May 2020
ISBN: 9781529402889

The Kingdom of France, 1173. A remarkable queen rallies her sons against a tyrannical king - their father.

3 stars out of 5
Nick Rennison
9 Aug 2020

"her portrait of Eleanor is a compelling one"

Told mostly in the voice of Eleanor’s son Richard the Lionheart (Richard I), it chronicles the power struggles within the dysfunctional royal family, as Eleanor persuades Richard and his brothers to rebel against Henry II, the husband she has grown to hate. Dupont-Monod’s prose is occasionally a little opaque, but her portrait of Eleanor is a compelling one.

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